Today I am not going to invite you to read any latest article. I just want to talk about mental strength in tennis and why it is so important in tennis.
Tennis is one of the most mental sports in the world, which means that a player’s mental attitude can either make or break the player’s success. The mental strength of a player plays an enormous role in whether or not the player ends up winning his matches. In addition to mental strength, there is something else referred to as mental stamina that is equally important to play better tennis! For instance, look at it in this fashion: You have just been through three sets of exhaustive rallies, all underneath a hot, brutal sun that has just been relentlessly beating down on you. In this situation, focusing and concentrating on things such as what the score is can be really challenging if not somewhat impossible without mental stamina.
Mental strength also relates to blocking power. Just what is blocking power, you may ask? Well, blocking power is the ability of a tennis player to be so mentally tough that he successfully has the power to block out any prior negatives that have occurred to him earlier in the tennis match. It is imperative for a successful tennis player to do this because the failure to do this can lead to both emotional outbursts and also a disruption in a player’s concentration.
The following is a brief list of some of the so-called negatives that have absolutely got to be blocked out by a tennis player if he wants to win the match:
• Wasted break point opportunities
• Simple shots that were missed
• Lost games which you should have won (or feel you should have won, anyway)
• Awful calls from either your opponent or the line judge
Can you imagine what will happen to you if you cannot block out these negatives? You could have blamed yourself, said some negative words or even smashed your racket. The more you dwell on mistakes, the more you find yourself harder to come back to the match.
At this point in time, I would like you to think for a moment which aspect of mental strength are you lacking in? I am in the process of gathering information from my subscribers so that I can prepare some useful articles on mental strength to help my subscribers.
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